The claim names Stevie Nicks, Christine McVie, John McVie and Mick Fleetwood and reads nearly as a history of Buckingham's contributions since he joined in 1975 on the condition, he said, that then-girlfriend Nicks was also accepted.
Regardless of Buckingham's defenses, Azoff gave him a direct message: "Stevie never wants to be on a stage with you again". Days later, he called Azoff and said: "This feels amusing".
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Back in April, it was revealed that after a total of 35 years in the group, Fleetwood Mac guitarist Lindsey Buckingham had been fired from the band, with Mike Campbell of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers and Crowded House's Neil Finn joining the lineup in his absence.
Ironically, he phoned band manager Irving Azoff to ask if Nicks was leaving the band, only to discover he'd been fired.
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Buckingham was removed from the line-up following scheduling disputes ahead of the band's forthcoming 50-city tour, a jaunt he claims would have earned him somewhere in the region of $14 million. Us Weekly reports that Buckingham is suing Fleetwood Mac for "breach of fiduciary duty, breach of oral contract, and intentional interference with prospective economic advantage", all in all meaning he believes they did him dirty and he missed out on potential earnings from their current tour because of it.
"In a cruel final twist, having falsely claimed that Buckingham's request to delay the start of the tour from August to November was the reason for his expulsion", they wrote, "the band announced it would delay the start of the Fleetwood Mac tour until October to accommodate the addition of Buckingham's replacements".
The band's publicist has not responded to an email seeking comment.
News of the lawsuit came on the heels of Buckingham's Rolling Stone profile. It's fairly standard legal procedure to service the complaint to the parties involved, something that neither Mr. Buckingham nor his legal counsel have done. Azoff confirmed it was he who was "getting ousted" after Nicks had given the band "an ultimatum" and forced them to choose between him or her.
"This was not a happy situation for us", he said, but "we made a decision that we could not go on with him".